I accidently loaded up all the pictures in a medium size but you can click on them to enlarge.
My centerpiece was a glittered pumpkin on a large, vintage milk glass compote (the greens are just clippings out of my yard) & two arrangements of some of the prettiest pink roses I have ever seen.
The chargers are Lace by JCPenney.com, the dinner plates are Homer Laughlin Maple Leaf, the salad plates & the goblets are Arcoroc Pink Swirl (they're from the 70's not from the depression era) & the pumpkins are sitting in clear depression glass, champagne goblets in the Boopie pattern by Anchor Hocking. I also have liqeuer, juice, water, & tea goblets in this pattern. There is another simliar pattern called Candlewick & it has plates w/ the beaded edge....I want some!The silverware is a garage sale find from over 10 years ago. I used milk glass compotes as serving dishes for the cranberry jelly & pumpkin butter & added some milk glass votives. The pressed glass domes were for the butter slices.
My beloved Homer Laughlin Maple Leaf china!
I wrote each guest a little note, telling them why I am thankful for them & then rolled them up into a scroll & inserted them into spice jars, dressed up w/ lace & vintage clip-on earrings.
My note to myself cracked everyone up. Nothing wrong w/ my ego! LOL
My vintage salt & pepper praying ladies. I have 2 pair of them & they've presided over many of our Thanksgiving tables.
The grands' table (actually my coffee table). The centerpiece was brought as a hostess gift from my father-in-law so I had to use it. ;o) The roses are made of wood....too cool! While I appreciate the uniqueness of the wood roses, I don't care for the arrangement so I'll dismantle it & do something else w/ the roses. The "placemats" are paper doilies.
I made the kids haystacks (find recipe here ) & finished them off w/ a candy pumpkin.
We had another table of guests ( we had a larger crowd than anticipated) but we didn't set that table up until last minute & by then everything was rushed so I didn't get pics of it. May my house always be too small for all my family & friends!
Our dessert bar. There's pumpkin & eggnog fudge in the covered candy dish & frosted cranberries on the little pressed glass cake stand. Excuse the styrofoam plates...I had forgotten about holiday paper plates for the appetizer & dessert buffets & then decided not to stress on it. I don't even know if anyone but me (& now you) noticed.
Pumpkin Pie Flan that I garnished w/ a sugared rosemary sprig & Frosted Cranberries. As you can see, I caught my son Dustin cutting a slice, in the nick of time! We hadn't even had appetizers yet & he was cutting him a slice! Geeesh!
Cranberry Brownie Torte that I had hubby decorate as I was busy w/ grandkids. I wish he had done the whipped cream poufs in a circle instead of scattering them across the top. :o( You want something done right, then you should do it yourself, I guess!
The best time of the day for me was laying down w/ my grandson Coleson, to get him to take a nap & listening to my adult kids laugh & laugh & laugh in the other rooms. There were many other guests but my children's laughter carried the loudest through the walls....I guess they were having lots of fun w/ each other. It sure warmed this mother's heart.
Or was the best time of the day, watching my sons toss a football back & forth? They have spent many, many Thanksgiving afternoons doing just that but noone thought Clifton would be able to this year. And there he was...just like always! Gosh I have so much to be thankful for!!!! I hope you all had as wonderful a Thanksgiving as I had!If you'd like to see pics of previous Thanksgiving tables of mine, click here .